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    Object
    2014
    Founded tin made objet trouvé found at the intersection of Los Leones, Simón Bolívar and Chile España Streets in Santiago de Chile. About 30 cm. long.

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    Scythe
    2010
    Object purchased from an ex convict at the Valparaíso Flea Market, Chile, about 50 cm. long, 2010.

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    Sculpture / prision rapier
    2014
    16-sided hollow, irregular steel polyhedron, about 68 cm. long, 2014.

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    Bricollage
    2016
    Sheep shear knife purchased from a farmer at the Chilean countryside, about 25 cm. long.

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    Sculpture / Replica of prision rapier
    2015
    16-sided hollow, irregular steel polyhedron, about 33 cm. long.

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    Sculpture #1
    2015-2016
    This work is part of the itinerant show Valija Diplomática Low Cost conceived by the spanish commissonier Nilo Casares. Sculpture consisted of certifying, aware of such a paradox, an illegal weapon as a “sculpture” and “found object.” In this way the sculpture was made to circulate in the art scene inside a diplomatic pouch carried by diplomats from and to institutional spaces related to art. The pouch, which holds an illegal weapon, must negotiate airport customs containing, now, something that has been legalized as a “sculpture.” To date, this work has been exhibited in Santiago (Chile), Madrid, New York, Rome and Melbourne.

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    Sculpture #1
    2015-2016
    This work is part of the itinerant show Valija Diplomática Low Cost conceived by the spanish commissonier Nilo Casares.
    Sculpture #1 consisted of certifying an illegal weapon as a “sculpture” and “found object.” In this way the sculpture was made to circulate in the art scene inside a diplomatic pouch carried by diplomats from and to institutional spaces related to art. The pouch, which holds an illegal weapon, must negotiate airport customs containing, now, something that has been legalized as a “sculpture.” To date, this work has been exhibited in Santiago (Chile), Madrid, New York, Rome and Melbourne.

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    Sculpture #1
    2015-2016
    Sculpture #1 consisted of certifying an illegal weapon as a “sculpture” and “found object.” In this way the sculpture was made to circulate in the art scene inside a diplomatic pouch carried by diplomats from and to institutional spaces related to art. The pouch, which holds an illegal weapon, must negotiate airport customs containing, now, something that has been legalized as a “sculpture.” To date, this work has been exhibited in Santiago (Chile), Madrid, New York, Rome and Melbourne.

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    2015-2016

    C E R T I F I C A T E

    To:

    General Direction of Civil Aviation DGAC (at Arturo Merino Benítez Airport of Santiago, Chile) and Spanish Airports and Air Transport (AENA)

    To whom it may concern:

    On the 25th of March 2015, in Santiago, Chile, María Eugenia Menéndez, of Spanish nationality and Cultural Counsellor of the Embassy of Spain in Chile, N.I.D. 44293279-V, located at Av. Providencia 927, Providencia, CERTIFIES the following: In the Autonomous Community of Valencia, Valencia, Kingdom of Spain, on the 25th of March 2015, Mr. Nilo Manuel Casares Rivas, Spanish citizen National Identity Document Number 32751068b, with residence at Calle Convento de San Francisco 6, 2-3a and curator of the touring exhibit “Valija diplomática low cost” (Low-cost diplomatic pouch), which has been financed by Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID), through its MAEC – AECID scholarship program (2014-2015 call), certifies that the artwork by the Chilean-German artist Demian Schopf Olea, Chilean national identity number 14.132.643-0 (representing his status as a citizen of the Republic of Chile) and German passport nº C4CX3H5LK (representing his status as a citizen of the Federal Republic of Germany and the European Union), with residency in Jorge Washington 482, apartment 805, (post code: 7790594), Comuna de Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile, Metropolitan Region, Republic of Chile, which carries the title “SCULPTURE,” is an abstract sculpture consisting of an irregular tin polyhedron which is fixed by screws and glue to a piece of foam on the lower part of the pouch that is travelling through this means of transport. The “SCULPTURE” is an object found at the intersection of the streets Simón Bolívar, Chile-España and Los Leones. The “SCULPTURE” is covered by a sheet of acrylic fixed to the pouch by security screws. The security screws are not only bolted but also glued; this fact makes it impossible to remove from its packing the acrylic sheet, as such, the “SCULPTURE” during flight or transit in the respective airports. The security code of the pouch is 417 and represents the month April of 1917.

    Sincerely,

    María Eugenia Menéndez Reyes

    National Identity Document 44293279-V

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    Sculptures
    2017
    Objects and magnetic bar for kitchen knives, 70 x 55 cm.
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    Sculpture #1
    2015-2016
    Sculpture #1 consisted of certifying an illegal weapon as a “sculpture” and “found object.” In this way the sculpture was made to circulate in the art scene inside a diplomatic pouch carried by diplomats from and to institutional spaces related to art. The pouch, which holds an illegal weapon, must negotiate airport customs containing, now, something that has been legalized as a “sculpture.” To date, this work has been exhibited in Santiago (Chile), Madrid, New York, Rome and Melbourne.
    The number 417 represents the fourth of April of 1917.

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    Sculpture #1
    2015-2016
    This work is part of the itinerant show Valija Diplomática Low Cost conceived by the spanish commissonier Nilo Casares.
    Sculpture #1 consisted of certifying, aware of such a paradox, an illegal weapon as a “sculpture” and “found object.” In this way the sculpture was made to circulate in the art scene inside a diplomatic pouch carried by diplomats from and to institutional spaces related to art. The pouch, which holds an illegal weapon, must negotiate airport customs containing, now, something that has been legalized as a “sculpture.” To date, this work has been exhibited in Santiago (Chile), Madrid, New York, Rome and Melbourne.

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The following text is a reflection on Sculpture, a work which consisted in certifying a prison spear as “sculpture” and “objet trouvé” so that it would travel from city to city, on intercontinental flights, legally in the cabin as diplomatic baggage transported by a Spanish civil servant from one exhibition to another (generally Spanish cultural centers like New York’s Instituto Cervantes or Rome’s Real Academia de España). So far, the “sculpture” has been exhibited in five countries, managing to avoid several international police posts in each airport.
 
 

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The following text is a reflection on Sculpture, a work which consisted in certifying a prison spear as “sculpture” and “objet trouvé” so that it would travel from city to city, on intercontinental flights, legally in the cabin as diplomatic baggage transported by a Spanish civil servant from one exhibition to another (generally Spanish cultural centers like New York’s Instituto Cervantes or Rome’s Real Academia de España). So far, the “sculpture” has been exhibited in five countries, managing to avoid several international police posts in each airport.
 
 

 

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Object / Shiv
2014
Founded tin made objet trouvé found at the intersection of Los Leones, Simón Bolívar and Chile España Streets in Santiago de Chile. About 30 cm. long.





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Sickle
2010
Object purchased from an ex convict at the Valparaíso Flea Market, Chile. About 50 cm. long.



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Sculpture / prison shiv
2014
16-sided hollow, irregular steel polyhedron, about 68 cm. long.



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Sculpture / prison shiv replica
2015
16-sided hollow irregular steel polyhedron. About 33 cm. long



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Bricolage
2016
Sheep shear knife purchased from a farmer at the Chilean countryside, about 25 cm. long.



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Sculpture #1
2015-2016

This work is part of the itinerant show Valija Diplomática Low Cost conceived by the spanish commissonier Nilo Casares.

Sculpture #1 consisted of certifying, aware of such a paradox, an illegal weapon as a “sculpture” and “found object.” In this way the sculpture was made to circulate in the art scene inside a diplomatic pouch carried by diplomats from and to institutional spaces related to art. The pouch, which holds an illegal weapon, must negotiate airport customs containing, now, something that has been legalized as a “sculpture.” To date, this work has been exhibited in Santiago (Chile), Madrid, New York, Rome and Melbourne. Currently it is part of the art colecction of the Museo Extremeño e Iberamericano de Arte Contemporáneo (MEIAC).



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Sculpture #1
2015-2016



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Sculpture #1
Sculpture #1 at the Madrid Barajas airport
2015-2016



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Sculpture #1
Certificate of authenticity of the "sculpture"
2015-2016



Translated:

C E R T I F I C A T E

To:

General Direction of Civil Aviation DGAC (at Arturo Merino Benítez Airport of Santiago, Chile) and Spanish Airports and Air Transport (AENA)

To whom it may concern:

On the 25th of March 2015, in Santiago, Chile, María Eugenia Menéndez, of Spanish nationality and Cultural Counsellor of the Embassy of Spain in Chile, N.I.D. 44293279-V, located at Av. Providencia 927, Providencia, CERTIFIES the following: In the Autonomous Community of Valencia, Valencia, Kingdom of Spain, on the 25th of March 2015, Mr. Nilo Manuel Casares Rivas, Spanish citizen National Identity Document Number 32751068b, with residence at Calle Convento de San Francisco 6, 2-3a and curator of the touring exhibit “Valija diplomática low cost” (Low-cost diplomatic pouch), which has been financed by Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID), through its MAEC – AECID scholarship program (2014-2015 call), certifies that the artwork by the Chilean-German artist Demian Schopf Olea, Chilean national identity number 14.132.643-0 (representing his status as a citizen of the Republic of Chile) and German passport nº C4CX3H5LK (representing his status as a citizen of the Federal Republic of Germany and the European Union), with residency in Jorge Washington 482, apartment 805, (post code: 7790594), Comuna de Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile, Metropolitan Region, Republic of Chile, which carries the title “SCULPTURE,” is an abstract sculpture consisting of an irregular tin polyhedron which is fixed by screws and glue to a piece of foam on the lower part of the pouch that is travelling through this means of transport. The “SCULPTURE” is an object found at the intersection of the streets Simón Bolívar, Chile-España and Los Leones. The “SCULPTURE” is covered by a sheet of acrylic fixed to the pouch by security screws. The security screws are not only bolted but also glued; this fact makes it impossible to remove from its packing the acrylic sheet, as such, the “SCULPTURE” during flight or transit in the respective airports. The security code of the pouch is 417 and represents the month April of 1917.

Sincerely,

María Eugenia Menéndez Reyes

National Identity Document 44293279-V



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Sculptures
2018
Objects and magnetic bar for kitchen knives, 70 x 55 cm.



Esculturas
Sculpture #1
2015-2016
The number 417 represents the fourth of April of 1917 when Duchamp first exhibited his "fountain" at the Armory Show in New York.



Esculturas
Sculpture #1
2015-2016
View of sculpture, suitcase and certificate at the Immigration Museum in Melbourne, 2016.





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